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but a few moments really stand out from the rest. Those rare 
moments are what we hope to show you in the 1996 FALCON as "The 

Legend Continues" . . . 






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hat does the '96 FALCON Yearbook 
Staff think "LEGENDARY"\s ? How about 
some "Memorable Moments" at Minnechaug 
like Rocketry with a "Well-Known Teacher" 
... Mr. Balser (below) and Eric Johnson set 
up for another flight while Tim Sheran (right) 
displays his han^iwnrk. 




he dictionary de- 
fines "LEGENDARY" as 
"Traditional", "Mythic", 
and "Celebrated" and 
we think that the paint- 
ed face of James 
Blume (below) and our 
Falcon mascot fall 
clearly in these catego- 
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''Constant'', 
"Steady", and 
"Everlasting" friend- 
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The Legend Continues 



^Jometimes "LEGENDARY" means "Familiar Friendly Faces" like Ms. Reidy and 
Mr. Peach (Greg Lockhart) caught together here (below right) getting ready for the 
Peach Festival Parade. It means "Famed Faces" like Cam Neely who we see 
comparing notes with Falcon Yearbook Staff members Dan and Albert 
Shlosser(below right). For many of us phrases like "Unforgettable Friends" bring to 
mind good friends like Rob Person .(below left) 






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statement ! Here we look at just 
some of the fashion directions you 
can see on an average day in the 
halls of Minnechaug. What has 
united M.R.H.S. students through- 
out its thirty-six years is our quest 
to express a little of who we are by 
what we wear. We all have ba- 
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Jennifer Amsden 



Jack Aslin 



Heather Asselin 







Holly Badalamenti 



Erik Balser 



Patricia Begin 



Joy Benedix 







Brian Bernard 



Kathleen Bidus 



Angela Bigos 



George Billings 







Emily Binns 



Jaime Bliss 



Joseph Bluteau 



James Boyer 



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Mark Brannigan 



Margaret Brennan 



Karen Briggs 



Jason Brown 







Ranee Brown 



Kelly Budlong 



Brandi Budynkiewicz 



Robin Campbell 







Joshua Cardinal 



Courtney Cavallon 



Joshua Chaffee 



Emily Chapdelaine 







Joel Christofori 



Jeffrey Chu 



Shykira Cisero 



Bryan Cook 



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Justin Crane 



Peter Creanza 



Eric Cross 



Krystyna Davenport 







Colin Deforge 



Becky Deliefde 



Jennifer Desrosier 



Tracy Detora 







Kevin Deyo 



Richard Deyo 



Alyosha Dmitriev 



Amy Dolan 







Jennifer Doleva 



Sarah Dubois 



Daniel Duncan 



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Scott Dynak 



Carlos Elguero 



Jay Emirzian 



Carolyn Fay 







Kristine Fazio 



Cathy Ferrentino 



David Field 



Beth Fitzgerald 



CLASS OFFICERS 

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REPRESENTATIVES 

Front Row: Heather 

Smead, Karen 

Briggs.Kim 

Kisner.Beth 

Fitzgerald. Back 

Row: Jaime 

Bliss, Lesley 

Kingsbury.Carlos 

Elguero.Amy 

Paolone, Susan 

Moon, Diana 

Gravelin, and Class 

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Moira Fitzgerald 



Jeffrey Fontaine 



Nicole Forrant 



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Marc Gange 



Tom Gilbert 



Christine Gimimiani 




From Sandbox to Sand Trap 
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Richard Giombetti 



Mark Glover 



Daniel Gore 



Bryan Gould 







Diana Gouzounis 



Cassandra Graham 



Diana Gravelin 



Jonathan Greeley 







Patricia Guiggey 



Evan Gutride 



Megan Haggerty 



Jamila Hall 







Erin Halloran 



Brian Harris 



Elizabeth Harris 



Jenny Hatcher 



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Erin Hayes 



Sarah Hebert 



Edward Hewitt 



David Hitchcock 







Marcie Howe 



Bryan Huard 



Jacqueline Ingram 



Jessica Janes 




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Seniors 







Carlos Jimenez 



Scott Johnson 



Joshua Keeney 



Raymond Kelly 







Waldemar Kiczko 



Lesley Kingsbury 



Kimberly Kisner 



Jennifer Knecht 




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Michael Kostek 



George Kotsikopoulos 



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Sarah Kulis 



Kathleen Larro 



Tara Lawrence 



Dong Kwan Lee 







Lynn Lefavor 



Scott Lefavor 



Edward Legere 



Edmond Leung 







Jeremy Little 



Todd Little 



Jennifer Lovell 



Charlie Luvera 



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Kenneth Lynch 



Michael Mackie 



Sheila Maleckas 



Nicole Martineau 




Bethany Marvici 



Lynn Maserati 



James Maynard 



Tracy McCarthy 







Matthew McDonald 



Carrie McHugh 



Heather McKeone 



Hans Mentzen II 







David Merritt 



Jamie Michalski 



Andrew Moody 



Todd Mittler 



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James Mitchell 



Susan Moon 



Brendan Moore 



Maegan Moynahan 




Jason Mumper 



Sara Navab 



Craig Nakashian 



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Bill Nichols 



Brendan Noonan 



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Stephanie Pelouze 



Robert Person 



Catherine Petruccelli 



Robert Pickett 







Karen Pincince 



Aaron Platanitis 



Stephen Potvin 



Stephen Powell 







Beth Przybylowicz 



Lisa Pyzocha 



Gina Ragone 



Samir Rao 







Eric Reed 



Deborah Renihan 



Shane Richards 



Melody Rivera 



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*STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS 



Ranee Brown 

Claim to Fame: Skateboarder sponsored by Gullwing 
Trucks . Giant Skateboard . The Boardroom Skateshop 
in Northampton. 

Goals: Maintain contact with companies and get a job 
doing artwork for them in the future. 



Melody Rivera 

Claim to Fame: Competed in the U.S.In-Line Speed 
Skating Championships/Regional Champion 
Goals: Try-out for '96 World Team USA. Defend Regional 
Title. 1996 U.S. National Championships. Try Ice Speed 
Skating and try-out for the 1998 or 2000 Olympics. 



Krystyna Daven port 

Claim to Fame: Writing, Acting, and Directing. 
Poetry Contest Winner. "Gifted Student" program. Co- 
Director of One-Act Play in regional competition. 
Goals: "Become a playwright and see my work 
performed on stage!" 



David Merritt 

David had told us that his "claim to fame" involved the Science 
Olympiad Tower Building Contests, but at press time, we beg to 
differ, as David is shown here accepting his Appointment to the 
Air Force Academy, presented to him by Congressman Richard 
Neal and a group of local notables at a spring ceremony. Now 
that's a claim to fame! 





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Keith Romano 



Tory Rubner 



Victor Sanchez 



Mireya Santoyo 







Thomas Schmidt 



Anthony Schneider 



Christopher Schofield 



Kara Scibelli 



Homecoming 

On a hot November evening in the MRHS gym, 
with several hundred students in attendance 
Carolyn Fay was crowned homecoming queen 
and Brendan Trombly was crowned king. The 
photo to the right shows the court as follows: Top 
row: Diana Gravelin, Karen Briggs, Sarah Hebert. 
Middle: Sam Rao, (king) Brendan Trombly, Bryan 
Cook, Jamie Mitchell. Bottom row: (queen) 
Carolyn Fay. 




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Adrienne Scott 



Michael Shea 



Timothy Sheran 



Jason Shtrax 







Michael Skiff 



Marc Sloope 



Heather Smead 



Alicia Smith 




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Anthony Smith 



Kimberly Smith 



Austin St.Germain 



Douglas Stokowski 







Kerri Streeter 



Kimberly Sweeney 



Elena Szafarowicz 



Tiffany Teece 







Robert Thibodeau 



Scott Thomas 



Eric Tompkins 



Brendan Trombly 







Francis Turcotte 



Cordelia Vahadji 



Robert Vallandingham 



Jeffrey Vedovelli 



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Through the next four sections we are going to show you some 
great photos from the field trip we wish we went on . . . the 
annual Communications Training Weekend trip to the "Cope 
Course". Here we see Seniors Tiffany Teece (left) and Jenny 
Hatcher (below) under the watchful eye of Ms. Danthony (below 
right). We end our narrative here and simply give you the names of 
the key participants, as no words could tell the story as well as the 
scenes that follow! Where do we sign up for next year's trip? 





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Shane Vermette 



Alexander Vinson 



Chris Von Flatern 



Eric Wages 







Benton Wallace 



Michael Wayne 



Jennifer Weinberg 



Jason Wesson 




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Stacey Whitney 



James Willette 



Monisha Winston 



Joakim Wisting 







Jane Wong 



Brian Wood 



Christine Wurszt 



Eric Young 





Wing Cheung Yuen 



Sandra Ziobro 



Senior Survey 

Music Group 1. Pearl Jam 2. Blues Traveler * 

Singer "I.Rob Zombie 2.Coolio 

Song I.Come As You Are 2. Would 

Music Video 1. Fight For Your Right 2.Would 

TV Show 1. Friends 2.Seinfeld 

Movie I.Kids 2. Mortal Kombat 

Actor I.Anthony Schneider 2Jim Carrey 

Actress I.Sandra Bullock 2. Sharon Stone 

Model I.Cindy Crawford 2.Kathy Ireland 

Sport 1. Basketball 2. Soccer 

Food 1. Pizza 2. Chinese 

Party Place 1.My House 2. Anywhere 

Car I.Scott's Car 2.Vic's Van 

Teacher 1.Mr. Tipaldi 2. Mrs. Dickson 

Class 1. Speech 2. Gym 

Clothes 1. Underwear 2.Jeans 

A place you would like to go I.Hawaii 2. Hampden 

If you could have anything it would be 1. Money 2. Love 




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Ascolese, Patrick 



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Axtmann, Peter 



Badalamenti, Jennifer 



Baltazar, Sandy 



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Bartlett, Sarah 



Basile, Lisa 



Baxter, Erica 



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Brennan, Marsha 



Broadbent, Stacy 



Brooks, Stephen 



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Butterfield, Brian 



Butts, Joseph 



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Ciocca, Kara 



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Condon, Chris 



Corbett, Kathleen 



Cordi, Michael 



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Cubin, Christina 



Cunningham, Malissa 



Currier, Mandy 



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Ferrentino, Alfonso 



Field, Heather 



Gelinas, Tricia 



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Gill, Christopher 



Godleski, Christine 



Gorski, Melinda 



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JUNIOR CLASS 

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Front Row: Brie 

Basch, Kathleen 

Pessolano. Middle Row: 

Mike Burr, Rachel 

Skiba.Jesse Smith, Eric 

Imler.Elaine Kwong. Back 

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Grono, Richard 



Guilbault, Andrea 



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Kowalski, Sarah 



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Mike Stitsinger and Erin 
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with friends Debbie John- 
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Molly Dibiaso, and Sarah 
Hackett after watching 
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Michael Smith III is seen 
here being honored by 
U.S. Senator Kerry in 
Washington for being 
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Music Group 1. Pearl Jam 2.R.E.M. 
Singer I.Courtney Love 2.Alanis Morrisette 

Song 1 . Violet 2. For All The Cows 

Music Video LGandstas Paradise 2. Violet 

T.V. Show 1. Friends 2.The Simpsons 

Movie I.Forrest Gump 2. Pulp Fiction 

Actor Uim Carrey 2. Brad Pitt 

Actress 1 .Sandra Bullock 2. Alicia Silverstone 

Sport 1. Football 2. Hockey 

Hangout LFriendly's 2.The Mall 

Store I.Mobil 2.0ld Navy 

Food 1. Pizza 2.Nachos 

Teacher 1.Mr. Hofmann 2. Mr. Logan 




Nick Nielson has been generating alot of 
interest on the slopes as a "snowboarder 
extrordinaire". He can be seen cutting up 
the slopes at Mt. Tom and Blandford and 
has even been approached for possible 
work with the snowboard company 
"Division 23". 



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Lewis, Stephanie 



L'Heureux, Lindsay 



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Lizak, Janie 



Longtin, Joseph 



Loper, Courtney 



Lucarelle, Kathryn 



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Marlatt, Christopher 



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Mattern, Jodie 



McCarthy, Shannon 



MacDonald, Timothy 



McFarland, Evan 



Meade, Amber 



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Pep Rally drummer Jeff Lash keeps the 
MRHS Band in beat! 



(Below left) Carla 
Patullo keeping up the 
spirit at the Pep Rally 
playing the sax. 



Rachel Skiba, on the 

French horn, does her 
part in the Pep Band at 
a fall football game. 



(Below center) Brian 
Tichacek on guitar and 
Trisha Melikian on bass, 
caught jammin'. 



Debbie Johnson keeps 
the beat at a jam session. 




Jen Thomsen looks up for a pic- 
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Brian MacDonald pounding the 
snare at the Pep Rally. 



Marching at the Peach 
Festival Parade, Elaine 
Kwong plays her heart 
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Merritt, Nathan 



Mingolla, Christopher 



Misiaszek, Jason 



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Moore, Jeffrey 



Moriarty, Sam 



Moriarty, Teri 



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Morton, Ryan 



Moseilen, David 



Nelson, Kiley 



Nielson, Nicholas 



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O'Callaghan, Thomas 



Overton, Kelly 



Oyler, Richard 



Pavia, Christine 



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The Communications Training Juniors we see 
here are (clockwise from immediate right) 
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Taeger(at far right), Kris Bready leading the pack 
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Barroso, Lizette 
Bartlett, Joshua 
Beaumier, Ryan 
Belliveau, Joshua 
Bennett, Amanda 
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Bibeau, Matthew 
Binsbacher, Brian 
Bird, Sarah 
Bliss, Melanie 
Bongiorni, Anthony 
Bostian, Matthew 
Boucher, Jessica 
Braccialarghe, Matthew 
Bready, Rebecca 
Brewer, Daniel 
Broadbent, Sarah 
Broderick, Carolyn 
Brown, Hayley 
Bruscoe, Ry 
Budynkiewicz, Becky 
Burr, Christopher 
Campbell, James 
Carbone, Emily 
Carmona, Cesar 
Carneiro, Kelly 
Carson, Michaela 
Cavallon, Whitney 
Chapdelaine, Jonathan 
Chappel, Jonathan 
Churchill, Karen 
Cincotto, Joseph 
Clark, Andrew 
Clark, Timothy 
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Crowley, Elizabeth 

Cuadra, Rene 

Cusson, William 

Cwiok, Christopher 

Cyranowski, Tracy 

Davenport, Janelle 

Davenport, Jeffrey 

Davidson, Nicholas 

Davis, Thomas 

Decesare, Vincent 

Deforest, Jennifer 

Degray, Sarah 

Deliefde, Amy 

Dernavich, Lauren 

Desmarais, Danielle 

Desrosiers, Gregory 

Dickinson, Ann 

Dion, Lindsay 

Dodd, Amy 

Dodge, Nicole 

Dolaher, Kathryn 

Dowling, Daniel 

Dreyer, Eric 

Drury, Sara 

Duboise, Rachel 

Dyke, Eric 

Dynak, Robert 

Dzialo, Jennifer 

Eckhoff, Justin 

Ervin, Carly 

Fawcett, Thomas 

Ferranti, Susan 

Fitzgerald, Brewster 

Flaherty, Candace 

Ford, Michael 

Freeman, Kathryn 

Gale, Timothy 

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Hayes, Colin 
Hebert, Jessica 
Henry, Joshua 
Heyman, Jennifer 
Higgins, Melissa 
Hill, Debra 
Houle, Alexis 
Howell, Justin 
Howland, Mark 
Huard, Sara-Jean 
Hudson, Alissa 
lannitelli, Megan 
Jacque, Brian 
Jarvis, Brian 
Johnson, Lauren 
Kasa, Elizabeth 
Kelly, Stephen 
Kibbe, Jul i 
Kibbe, Mark 
Kirchhoffer, Amanda 
Klitsas, Konstantinos 
Knecht, Rebecca 
Kogut, Michelle 
Koretz, Kimberli 
Kowalski, Kyle 
Koziol, David 
Kulle, Kara 
Laferriere, Melissa 
Laffey, Michael 
Lajeunesse, Kristin 
Lalonde, Nicole 
Lamoureux, Sarah 
Land, Justin 
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Marino, Lee 

Marvici, Katie 

McAlpine, Peter 

McCloskey, John 

McDonald, Moira 

McLain, April 

McLaren, Timothy 

Mendrala, Sarah 

Mercier, Brandon 

Mills, Glenn 

Mitchell, Jillian 

Money, Stephen 

Moore, Ryan 

Moore, Thomas 

Morin, Daniel 

Moss, Jeffrey 

Murphy, Brenna 

Murray, Bridget 

Newman, Victoria 

Nicole, Rebecca 

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Class Advisor Mrs. 

Davidson, Mary 

Kate Allen, Stephanie 

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Pafumi, Mark 
Paquette, Emily 
Patel, Tejashkumar 
Pearson, Sarah 
Peck, Kirsten 
Perez, Kelwin 
Perron, Brian 
Perry, Nneka 
Pinney, Shaun 
Popkin, Maggie 
Raffa, Gregory 
Raschilla, Heather 
Redin, Robert 
Rediker, Rachel 
Reilly, Stephen 
Rochefort, Hattie 
Rockwell, Zachary 
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♦STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS* 

Carly Ervin 

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Juli Kibbe 

Claim to Fame: Both are members of the Aqualinas 
of Western Massachusetts and have performed and 
competed in the Baystate Games and in the 
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Samble, Julie 

Samuels, Alina 

Savoie, Brandon 

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Scibelli, Jenna 

Scungio, Rebecca 

Sears, James 

Sears, Kurt 

Selim, Tim 

Shlosser, Daniel 

Smedberg, Adam 

Smith, Abigail 

Smith, Donald 

Snavely, James 

Snow, Jeffrey 

Snow, Michael 

Sotolotto, Mario 

Spillner, Jeffrey 

Stanek, Craig 

Stokowski, Danielle 

Sutton, Kevin 

Swanson, Michael 

Talmadge, Maura 

Thibodeau, Daniel 

Tomkiel, Melissa 

Trombly, Garett 

Turcotte, Tammy 

Vahadji, Ali-Reza 

Viens, Brandon 

Villamaino, Andrew 

Villamaino, Nicholas 

Walker, Michael 

Wall, Andrew 

Weeks, Peter 

Weinberg, Jesse 

Welz, Karisa 

Wesolowski, Martin 

Weston, Rachel 

Willey, Gordon 

Winseck, Maura 

Wissig, Stephanie 

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Campbell, Ashley 
Fazio, Nicholas 
Feathler, Erin 
George, Beth 
Giombetti, Ashley 
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Sanctuary. Teacher Paula Noonan with "M.C.". Steve 
DeMatos, Kara Votzakis, Bob Dynak, Cathy Rahilly, Diane 
Sousa, and Eva Quiterio enjoy a pizza party. Sean 
Monette, Stan Wegiel, Tom Martowski, and Lizette Bar- 
roso present Leo Martin(in back) with the Community 
Service Medal, and welcome Keith Willette(2nd from left) 
to Wingate. Teacher's Aide Jen Hebert with Michael Laf- 
fey. Stan Wegiel, Mrs. Walker, "M.C.", and Jonathan 
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tive. Many of the Vocational Prep, stu- 
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Below: Friends Diane Sousa, 
Cathy Rahilly, Brian Henshon, 
and Eva Quiterio always have a 
great time. 




Left: Bob Dynak builds a robin's house under Mrs. Grant's watchful eye on a field trip. 

Above left: Senior Tom Gilbert and Junior Cathy Rahilly enjoy some Minnechaug time. 

Above right: Dan Morin smiles for the picture. 



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Anita Bannon 
Martin Barrett 
David Barry 
Maxine Bernard 



David Bernstein 
Linda Bisnette 
Judith Borsari 
Donna Boucher 
MaryLou Brewer 



Anne Briggs 
Patricia Brooks 
Richard Brown 
Lisa Bugay 
Andrew Butler 



Stephen Castonguay 
Patricia Cloutier 
Maureen Collins 
MaryJean Collins 
Richard Cupillo 



JoAnn DalMolin 
Margaret Daniele 
Mary Danio 
Dianne Danthony 
Anne Davidson 



John Deely 
Sabra Dickson 
Raymond Dion 
Patricia Donovan 
Edward Doyle 



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Nancy Dugre 
Jennifer Fitzgerald 
Bart Gilley 
James Girotti 



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Victor Granaudo 

Carla Grant 

Joan Guziec 

Brian Halloran 



Daniel Hanscom 

Diane Heiney 

Donna Hick 

Charles Hill 

Ronald Hofmann 






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As the Class of 1996 graduates, it is an opportune time to 
take a moment to reflect on your accomplishments. Min- 
nechaug has a long and proud tradition of preparing students for 
the next phase of their lives. You have grown and developed into 
young men and women through your experiences in the class- 
room, through your extracurricular and athletic participation, and 
through various community activities. Your yearbook theme, 
"The Legend Continues," will remind us of your accomplish- 
ments. As the years go by, this yearbook will provide you with 
memories of your high school years and will help you remain part 
of the "Minnechaug Family." On behalf of the entire admin- 
istration, faculty, and staff, I would like to extend our con- 
gratulations. Enter the world with confidence, strive daily to 
reach your goals, take time to appreciate the preciousness of 
life, and see to it that the legend of Minnechaug continues . . . 




Mr. Robert Johnson 

Principal 



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Diane Jeserski 
Robert Johnson 
Mary Ellen Keinath 
Bruce Kenney 
Marty Kibbe 



Janet King 
Robert Kirschling 
Karen Kisner 
Susan Kline 
Gloria LaFlamme 





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Sally Moore, Beverlie Macauley, Cor- 
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Ned Doyle, Ann Briggs, Verna Attendance Office 

Ledoux, Ann Tousignant, Anita Bannon and 

Carolyn Lewis, Robert Maureen Trombly. 
Kirshling, and Judith Borsari. 



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Debra Tomchik and 
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Alex Lagunowich 

Carolyn Lambert 

Raffelina Latino 

Verna Ledoux 

Carolyn Lewis 



Carol Legarski 

MaryAnn Little 

John Logan 

Beverlie Macaulay 

Dorothy Maiwald 



Catherine Maleckas 

Sharon Martel 

Nena McCloud-Walker 

Patricia McDiarmid 

Denise McFarland 



Corrine Mercier 

Patricia Metzger 

Anna Mitchell 

Russell Mooney 

Sallie Moore 



Amy Moran 

Larry Moriarty 

Kathleen Mosellen 

Byron Musselman 

Poppy Nelson 



Martha Niziolek 

Sandra Noble 

Andrea Noonan 

Paula Noonan 

Rosemary Notorangelo 



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Thomas Orszulak 

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*STAFF HIGHLIGHT* 
Mrs. Paula Garvey , our Food Services 
Manager, couldn't escape the black 
balloons or the photographer on her 
40th. (It must be those "potato puffs" 
that keep her looking so young!) 

Mr. Art Tipaldi . our musically inclined 
English Teacher, is seen here "beltin' the 
blues" with Mr. Johnnie Billington at the 
Clarksdale Blues Museum in Clarksdale 
Mississippi in July 1995. 



FOOD SERVICES 

Front Row: Margaret Desrosiers, Mary 

King, Donna Pratt, Mary Norowski, Denise 

Rene. Back Row: Paula Garvey, Mary Jo 

Hebert, Sue McCoy, Connie Silveria, Cheryl 

Canterbury, Lorraine Morell, Darlene 

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With the help of friends and 
family, we have gathered 
some "special moments" with 
Lois Mitchell, wife, mother, 
cheerleading coach, mentor, in- 
spiration, "Crazy Bertha", op- 
timist, and good friend. We see 
Lois here "On Top of It All" 
(center of spread), with the 
championship teams (below) 
that she inspired, and we see 
our devoted friend and MRHS 
fan all bundled up (below left), 
because she would " never 
miss a game". 




Patricia Polchlopek 

John Pryzbylowicz 

Margaret Reidy 

Joan Riel 

Richard Ross 



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Deborah Sacon 

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Arthur Tipaldi 

Debra Tomchik 

Ann Tousignant 

Anne Towle 

Michael Trebbe 



Greg Trimmer 

Maureen Trombly 

Deborah Tupek 

Keith Vellone 

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Athletic Director Ned Doyle states, "It is with great respect and ad- 
miration for Coach George Cauley that I pass on the news of his 
retirement from coaching high school football. Coach Cauley has had a 
tremendous influence on countless Minnechaug student-athletes during 
his six-year tenure. No coach has given more! The entire athletic com- 
munity joins me in thanking Coach Cauley for his significant contributions 
and selfless service, and in wishing him all the best of health and hap- 
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Constance White 



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Under the leadership of Senior 
Captains Jamie Mitchell, Mark 
Brannigan, Mike Skiff, and Charlie 
Luvera, along with the help of out- 
standing Seniors Bryan Cook and 
Joakim Wisting, the Minnechaug 
Football teams had another great 
season! With a few close, tough 
losses, Mitchell and Luvera led the 
varsity as "star" players. The team 
record, improved from last year was 
a promising 5-5. Team players said 
that their best game was against 
Westfield. Two evenly matched 
teams playing their hardest equalled 
a great game. Strong JV and Fresh- 
man teams will keep the legend alive. 
And one more thing guys: "3 min- 
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VARSITY and JV FOOTBALL Front Row: Coach Beshard, Eric Pruyne, Bryan Cook, Mark Brannigan, Charlie Luvera.Jamie 
Mitchell.Joakim Wisting, Chris Hill, Coach Cauley. Second Row: Sheila Maleckas(Mgr.),Bill Falzone.Mike Cameron, Chris 
Mingola.Dan Farrell.Will Crowley, Brent Barth, Brett Hewitt.Taylor Foy. Third Row: Chris Kelly, Dave Kowalczyk, Franco Renzul- 
lo.Mike Roe, James Blume.Greg Donovan.Josh Ross, Mike Kaveney, Andrew Bottone,.Adam Ketchek. Back Row: Jay Le- 
vine, Brandon Mahoney, Peter Maloney.Ryan Scott, Rory Sullivan.Dave Gatti.Rob Cirillo.Sean Bannon.Adam 
Smeadburg, Coach Berardi. 



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FRESHMEN FOOTBALL Front Row: Brian Per- 
ron, Mike McCloskey.Tim McLauren.Bob 
Schmidt, Jeff Moss, Garrett Trombly.Tom 
Fawcett, Dennis Alves. Second Row: Coach 
Sares.Mike Snow, Matt Braccialarghe, Steve Reil- 
ly.Brewster Fitzgerald.Josh Bartlett.Steve Kel- 
ly, Dave Koziol.Josh Henry, Coach Scatolini. Back 
Row: Cono Badalamenti.Jeff Snow, Mark Howl- 
and.Matt Bostian.Eric Ogelsby.Jeff Spillner.Kyle 
Lewis, Jeff Yazel.Nick Villamaino. 




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The Boys Varsity Soccer team en- 
dured a very tough season in '95. 
They had a good team but had trou- 
ble living up to the success of previous 
years, finding it difficult to replace key 
players from the season before. The team 
led by Captains Josh Keeney, Frank 
Turcotte, and Dave Fonte played with un- 
relentless fervor and never gave up. They 
played many close games and unfor- 
tunatley came up short a couple times 
settling for ties. Though the year may have 
been a little discouraging at times, a quick- 
ly improving group of underclassmen 
should make the 1996 season exciting. 
Led by by Mark Papuga, the lessons 
learned throughout this season have set 
the stage for many great seasons to 
come. 





VARSITY SOCCER Front Row: Frank Turcotte, Mike Ketchek.Josh Keeney.Journe Germain.Dave Fonte. Second Row: 
Christopher Marlatt.Ryan Morton, Scott Thompson, Jeff Moore, Erik Tompkins, Nate Padden, Peter Creanza. Third Row: Coach 
Jenkins, Courtney Loper(Mgr.),Sara Hebert(Mgr.), Bryan Huard, Peter Axtmann, Brewster Renn, George Kotsikopoulos, Carlos 
Elguero.Ross Giombetti, Dennis Jablonski, Coach Papuga. 



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JV SOCCER Front Row: Tony Cianflone, Jeremy Meyer, Eric 
Wilk.Brian Lague. Middle Row: George Johnson, Mike 
Maserati.Jeff Disa.Tim Selim, Sergio Elguero. Back Row: 
Tom Davis, Dan Tousignant.Tim Clark, Steve Ziomek.Mike 
Martinez, Eric Lewandowski, Bryan Wallace, Coach Lima. 



FRESHMAN SOCCER Front Row: Shaun Pin- 
ney.Andy Wall, Justin Eckoff, Colin Hayes, Tom 
Moore, Eric Dryer.Cesar Carmona. Middle Row: Jim 
Sears, Gordon Willey.Mark Kibbe.Nick David- 
son, Adam Connor, Pete Weeks, John Chapde- 
laine.Vinnie Decesare. Back Row: Coach Her- 
rick,Ryan Costello.Matt Bibeau.Andy Clark, Dan 
Dowling Josh Belliveau, Brian Jacque. 



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The Girls Varsity Soccer team 
started fresh this year, with a new 
coach Nundi Goncalves, along 
with a new attitude towards the game. 
Although the record did not show the 
season to be very successful, our 
playing was tough, and each game 
lost was a close match. Led by Cap- 
tains Kim Kisner and Junior Allison 
Hsiao the team stayed close, on and 
off the field. Seniors Kisner, Kathy 
Bidus, Kerri Streeter, Robin Campbell, 
and Erin Halloran will leave us with 
something special. Leading scorer this 
year was Junior Kara Ciocca. Both 
offense and defense played hard and 
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GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER Front Row: Katie Lucarelle.Allison Hsiao, Robin Campbell, Kerri Streeter, Jen Conway.Erin Hal- 
loran, Kim Kisner, Kelly Overton, Kara Ciocca, Cory Bellucci. Back Row: Carlo Patullo, Kathleen Pessolano, Michel 
Germain, Karisa Welz, Sara Gravelin.Karima Morsi, Susan Roth.Thirza Campbell, Beth Crowley.Kathy Bidus, Coach Goncalves. 



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Karima Morsi takes control! 



Kathleen Pessolano on the move 




JV SOCCER Front Row: Alyssa Hall, Kate Dooley.Caitlin 
Finn.Jennifer Badalamenti.Jennifer Conway, Kari Pabis.Brie 
Basch.Jolette Germain, Kirsten Peck. Back Row: Laura 
Tompkins, Megan Lang, Kerry Loper.Kerri Kennedy, Kristin 
Girotti, Coach Trombley, Catherine Murray, Katie 
Houle, Barbara Sullivan, Candace Driscol I , J i Mian 
Leadbeater.Chelsea Crane. 



FRESHMAN SOCCER Front Row: Emily 
Carbone, Maggie Popkin.Erin Crocker, Meagan lan- 
niatelli, Jessica Hannington, Melissa Tomkiel.Carisa 
Cowles.Sara Lamoureux. Back Row: Coach 
Balser.Erin Haggerty.Melisa Laferriere, Jessica Gus- 
tafson, Tammy Turcotte.Kim Koretz.Sara 
Huard, Christina Nordstrom, Candace Flaherty. 



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It was another exciting year for the Distance 
Dynamos! The boys team had another un- 
defeated season, and the girls, although 
their record did not show their strenghts, did 
well for a team with many new members. Sen- 
ior Co-Captain Brendan Trombly finished the 
year by coming in first place for MRHS in each 
of the season's meets, and then coming in first 
in the PVIAC, and finally placing eighth in 
"states". Juniors Evan McFarland and Brian 
Arcese were the team's second and third run- 
ners, usually coming in only seconds after 
Trombly. As for the girl's team, new member 
Junior Courtney Loper and returning lead run- 
ner Rachel Casper placed in the top five almost 
every time. Runners that made Western Mass. 
were Arcese, Deidre Ashe, Casper, Justin 
Crane, Loper, Lynn Maserati, McFarland, Sa- 
rah Pearson, Chris Sabo, Peter Schmidt, 
Trombly, and Dan Vitek. The boys also made 
states. Senior Co-Captain Crane, Ed Leung, 
Maserati, Andy Moody, Co-Captains Susan 
Moon and Sara Navab, Steph Pelouze, Kara 
Scibelli, and Trombly ended their MRHS cross 
country career with a great finish. They won't 
be easy to replace, but with freshmen such as 
Chris Burr, Sue Ferranti, Steve Mooney, and 
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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Front Row: Jason Shtrax.Dan Vitek, Gregg Rosenthal, Andy Moody, Justin Crane, Brendan 
Trombly, Brian Arcese, Peter Schmidt.Evan McFarland, Steve Money. Back Row: Greg Raffa, Andrew MacDonald, Chris 
Sabo, Brian McDonald, Ed Leung, Nate Merrit.Marty Wesolowski.Joel Prystupa.Andy Sears, Steve Sobey.Jon Chu, Chris 
Burr.Coach Barrett. 



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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Front Row: Kara Scibelli.Sara Navab.Lynn Maserati. Back Row: Rachel Casper.Courtney 
Loper, Laura Salomone, Sarah Pearson, Rachel Duboise.Sue Ferranti, Coach Hill. 



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Volleyball 



Girls Varsity Volleyball had a great 
year going all the way to Western 
Mass Championship. Lead by team 
Captain Chrissy Andrews and seniors 
Kate Petruccelli and Mireya Santoyo. Girls 
JV also had a good year. Captain Kristen 
Rae and Katie Thornton tried hard and 
succeeded in keeping the teams' spirit 
high. We have a pretty young team and will 
be back next year. The boys Varsity had a 
fine season with Captains Anthony 
Schneider and Jeremy Little leading the 
way. JV had their best team yet with Cap- 
tains Peter Burch and Tim MacDonald tak- 
ing charge. With the loss of Seniors Eric 
Wages, Dave Merritt, Keith Romano and 
John Greeley it looks a little rough, but 
with Mike Burr, Andrew Kummings, Roger 
Napolitan, Dan Spedding, Nathan Schnei- 
der and Jeff Donnelly returning for next 
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BOYS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Front Row: Albert 
Shlosser(Mgr.), Keith Romano.Jeremy Little.Anthony 
Schneider.John Greeley, Dave Merritt. Back Row: 
Dan Spedding, Jason Johnson, Nathan Schnei- 
der, Roger Napolitan, Andrew Kumming, Peter 
Wall, Mike Brown, Coach Jarvis. 



GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Front Row: Katie Thorn- 
ton, Kristen Rae, Melissa King, Christiana Andrews. Back 
Row: Kim Kijewski, Catherine Petrucelli, Becky 
Bednarz, Mireya Santoyo, Reagan Kijewski, Coach Bugay. 



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BOYS JV VOLLEYBALL Front Row: Albert Shlosser(Mgr.),Matt 
Greely, Mario Koziol.Peter Burch.Ryan Wyzik.Jeff Donnelly. 
Back Row: Tim McDonald, Rich Duboise, Rob Goodrich, Eric 
Wages, Peter McAlpine, Coach Lou. 



GIRLS JV VOLLEYBALL Front Row: Jennifer 
Beacom, Sarah Kibbe, Katie Thornton, Kristen 
Rae.Cherilyn Pratte, Heather Appleby, Jen DeForest. 
Back Row: Andrea Nacewicz, Suzanne Mal- 
lett.Candace Gilday.Meaghan Deane, Katie Mu- 
siac.Moria Winsek, Nicole Dodge, Coach Fitzgerald. 



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With smiles and enthusiasm, 
the "Chaug Cheerleaders 
psych the crowds cramming the 
bleachers at football and basketball 
games. The varsity started early by 
giving up summer vacation time to 
train at "Cheer Camp". High impact 
aerobics, gymnastics and dancing 
accompanied the hours of cheer- 
leading, stunt and pyramid practice. 
This years Varsity and Junior Varsity 
teams are certainly P-S-Y-C-H-E-D! 
Whether they are echoing through 
the halls after school or trying to get 
the crowds going through the 
games, their spirit never dies. 





VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Front Row: Lynn LeFavor.Karen Briggs.Beth Fitzgerald, Heather Smead, Kelly Alarie. 
Middle Row: Sarah Bartlett.Katora Whitfield, Michelle LaFlamme.Meredyth Thomas, Leah Corsetti.Tricia Boyer. Back 
Row: Coach Mercure, Colleen Murphy.Stephanie Simis.Mara Cameron, Lauren Johnson, Tiffany Quist.Allison Jen- 
kins, Lindsay Nickerson. 



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Tricia Boyer and Allison Jenkins get the 
crowd going. 



'Let's Hear it!" 



We've got the spirit! How about you? 







JV CHEERLEADERS Front Row: April Verrier, Katie Dolaher.Victoria Houle.Vickie Kotsikopoulos. Middle Row: 
Angela Creanza, Rachel Rediker.Maria Begin, Becky Knecht,Michaela Carson. Back Row: Coach Kemath, Rebecca 
Andre, Kristen Lajuennese, Alexis Houle.Kara Kulle. 






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Good things do come in small packages 
as the Girls Gymnastic Team proved 
once again! The team, consisting of 
seven girls and no seniors, had another un- 
defeated season, upping their record over the 
past three years to an amazing 50-0. Junior co- 
captains Amanda Hall and Christina Reed led 
the team through some tough meets, such as a 
close win over Waconah. Newcomer.Junior 
Kirsten Caster placed first many times on the 
floor and vault, and returning Junior Melisssa 
Robotti won almost every time on the uneven 
bars. All-Western Mass, first team returning 
Junior Lindsay L'Heureux also placed well on 
the bars. New freshman members Hayley 
Brown and Carisa Cowles helped in the teams 
success. And although everyone contributed 
greatly to Western Mass., Caster was the only 
one to place, finishing third on the vault. But 
that one place may have helped them to win the 
finals once again. 








GYMNASTICS Front Row: Lindsay L'Heureux, Christina Reed, Amanda Hall, Melissa Robotti. Back Row: Coach 
Palm, Hayley Brown, Carissa Cowles, Kirsten Caster. 



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Despite playing on a new field 
with a new coach, the Min- 
nechaug Girls Field Hockey team re- 
tained its legendary spirit. Although 
they didn't always prevail, the girls 
gave their all. Despite a tough set of 
games, the Varsity team never lost 
its competitive edge. Senior Sandy 
Ziobro was always impressive, 
showing the composure needed to 
gain victory. Senior Captains Emily 
Binns and Diana Gravelin feel that 
although ten seniors will be leaving, 
the team sould survive and prosper 
in the future. The drive towards vic- 
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VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY Front Row: Megan Haggerty, Diana Gravelin, Emily Binns.Amy Palone. Middle Row: Christine 
Giminiani.Jamie Bliss, Sandy Ziobro, Liz Harris, Sara Dubois. Back Row: Christine Pavia.Lisa Basile,Megan Begley.Lori 
Ziencina.Kate Noble, Brenna Leahey, Judith Zaft-Weissman, Coach Moran. 



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Sara Dubois makes her move! 



Coach Moran talking over strategy with 
her team. 



(Below) Liz Harris won't let the oppo- 
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JV FIELD HOCKEY Front Row: June Navab.Karen Allbee.Heidi Allen, Patricia Begin. Middle Row: Whitney Cavallon.Andrea 
/acovone, Shelly Lavoie.Amanda Kirchhoffer.Karen Churchill, Sarah Bird, Katie Arcese. Back Row: Jen Lafrance.Liz 
Kasa.Kaitlin Gentile, Michelle Lamere, Lauren Brannigan, Becky Budynkiewicz, Nicole Santos, Melanie Bliss, Carly Ervin, Coach 
Larribee. 



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HOCKEY 



The hockey was anything 
but dull this year for the 
Falcons, who ended the year 
with a 7-7-1 record, even with 
many cancellations due to in- 
clement weather and broken 
pipes. The pipes may have 
been broken, but our spirits 
were not! In the season open- 
er Bill Askwith blasted home 5 
mesmerizing goals against 
Westside. He repeated that 
performance against the Ag- 
awam Brownies, and again by 
scoring 4 brilliant goals over 
the East Longmeadow 



Spartans. Tri-Captains Mi- 
chael Mackie, Michael Shea, 
and Ryan Morton dominated 
their opponents and strongly 
led our team through victory 
and tough times. M.R.H.S. 
Goalie Jeff Hanks stopped 
most assaults on our goal 
with authority, assisted by the 
strong play of Mike Martinez 
and James Blume. We have 
only mentioned a few of the 
skaters, but it was the whole 
team that achieved the "over 
.500" record to envy. 





Jeff Hanks makes an excellent save! 



(Top of Page) Zack Ashwell and Jim Campbell 
display that Falcon form. 



Mike Mackie returning the puck with au 
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Ryan Morton waiting for the 
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Mackie, ready, willing, 
and able! 





M.R.H.S. HOCKEY TEAM Front Row: Justin Eckhoff.Jason Grondin.Ryan Morton(captain), Michael Mackie(captain), Michael 

Shea(captain), Michael Larson.James Campbell, Jeffrey Hanks. Back Row: Coach Muschenko.Candace Gilday(manager), Meghan 

Deane, Christiana Andrews, Christopher King, Christopher Mingolla.Michael Martinez, Matthew Zhe, James Blume.Zachery 

Ashwell, Brian Jacque.William Askwith.Ryan Deane, Coach Martin. 



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SWIM TEAM 



Waves were made this sea- 
son by our combined Girls 
and Boys Swimming and Diving 
Teams. This was a season full of 
highs and lows. The boys team 
had an undefeated 10-0 record, 
while the girls boasted an impres- 
sive 10-3 record. With Ms. Amy 
Moran coaching the combined 
teams for the first time both teams 
captured the Division A Title. 
These records were not easily ac- 
cumulated, and reflect an overall 
team effort and extreme dedica- 
tion on the part of many team 
leaders. Hard fought battles in the 



lanes and off the board are com- 
monplace for a team that lives with 
our history. Such team stand-outs 
as Peter Schmidt, Andy Moody, 
and Kent Kristof could be counted 
on to consistently place in the 
"Top 12". Although "Lady Luck" 
wasn't with us all the way at 
W.Mass. the Boys managed to 
place 9th and the Girls battled to 
an 8th place. Notably, Brian Do- 
novan placed 2nd in the back- 
stroke and 4th in the 200M free- 
style at W.Mass. Of particular 
merit is the fact that Andy Moody 
was given the W.Mass Scholar- 
Athlete Award. 





Peter Schmidt swimming up a storm. 



(Top of Page) Mike Leary flippin' high off the 
board. 



Beth Vickers setting up on the hand stand. 



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Dan Spedding displays perfec- 
tion once again. 



Leaving streaks of fire in their 
wake. 



(Below Center) Kent 
Kristof working on the 
basics. 





M.R.H.S. GIRLS and BOYS SWIMMING TEAM Front Row: Lauren Brannigan, Emily Osborne.Tricia Gelinas.Jessica Smith.Amanda 
Kirchhoffer.Elizabeth Vickers.Aimee Larose, Suzanne Mallet.Emily Le. Middle Row: Coach Moran.Dan Boucher.Mike Leary, Andrea 

Yacovone, Haley Brown, Erin Haggerty.Kristen Mikuszewski, Meghan Satrom, Christine Pavia.Jessica Simons, Carly Ervin.Jessica 

HebertDan Brewer, Gordon Willey. Back Row: Coach Bump, Mike Murphy, Dave Field.Tim Gale, Brian Donovan, Dan Spedding, Peter 

Schmidt.Andy Moody, Kent Kristof.Dave Merritt, Brian Piecuch, Brian Henshon, Stuart Boissonnault.Elizabeth Spedding, Coach French. 



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SKI TEAM 



Participation in any athletic 
team at Minnechaug involves 
a great deal of effort. But perhaps, 
some of the winter season teams 
have to work a little harder and 
overcome some very different ob- 
stacles. Members of the M.R.H.S. 
Ski Team, for example, devoted 
many hours to frigid evening prac- 
tices at Berkshire East this year. 
(Other hard working teams don't 
have to workout in the dark on 
steep hills covered with snow and 
ice!) And few other teams are as 
dependent on an unpredictable 
New England version of Mother 



Nature. Fortunately the skiing at 
Berkshire East was usually quite 
good. The success of the team 
can be attributed to the excellent 
skiing of Matthew McDonald, Ka- 
tie Noble, Carlos Elquero, Chris- 
tine Godleski, and Brian But- 
terfield among other M.R.H.S. 
standouts. Noble and Godleski 
have consistently placed "top 3 in 
division and top 10 in mountain". 
Brian Butterfield has made major 
progress, placing consistently in 
the top 15. This team has the 
depth to carry their successes 
over into future seasons. 




Rachael Casper, Chad Rocheford, Brian Jac- 
ques, and Beth Crowley share a hillside mo- 
ment. 



Mike Kelly getting ready to take off. 



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Cutting up the slopes! 



Carlos Elguero, Katie Noble, and 
Matt McDonald on the bus. 



(Below Center) Luke 
Mastroianni, Chris Kel- 
ly, and Katie Noble at 
the bottom of the hill. 



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M.R.H.S. GIRLS and BOYS SKI TEAM Front Row: Phil Sicotte.Chad Rocheford.Austin St.Germain, Katie Noble.Brian 

Butterfield.Rachael Casper.Erin Crocker.Katie Tipaldi.Michal Germain.Mike Kelly. Back Row: Taylor Foy.Matt McDonald.Chris 

Kelly, Luke Mastroianni.Andy MacDonald.Beth Crowley, Mike Ford.Jeff Zamorski, Christine Godleski. 



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WRESTLING 



Despite the fact that this is only 
the second year of organized 
league wrestling at Minnechaug, 
the team has made tremendous 
strides and impressed many area 
wrestling old-timers. Minnechaug 
has come out "ready to rumble" 
and established a presence that 
sets the stage for an illustrious 
future. The 95-96 season will cer- 
tainly be one to be remembered, 
not only for the good times, but 
the hard times as well. There were 
many outstanding individual ef- 
forts that helped this new team 
gain a berth in the Western Mas- 
sachusetts Tournament. Among 
our standouts was Junior Jay 
Johnson who took 4th place in his 



weight class, qualifying him for the 
State Tournament. Tri-Captains 
Francis Turcotte, Mike Kaveney, 
and Jay Johnson pulled their 
weight through wins and hard- 
ships to always pull the team out 
"on top". Lindsay Nickerson con- 
tinues to show a predominantly 
male wrestling world a few talent- 
ed moves. The determination 
showed by the whole team is an 
inspiration to everyone. So let the 
Staff of the FALCON Yearbook be 
among the many to say "Great 
Work! Great Beginnings!" to the 
members of our young but out- 
standing M.R.H.S. Varsity Wres- 
tling Team. 




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Ryan Tynan in "head to head' 
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Fitzgerald, Sam Weiskotten. Middle Row: Keith Romano, Mike Mudawar.Brett Hewitt.John Getchell.Nate Merritt.Dan Lewis. Back Row: 

Coach Mark Paglia, Sheila Maleckas(Manager),Konstantine Klitsas, Chris Burr.Chris Hill, John Moriarty.Ryan Tynan, Jerry 

Johnson, Lindsay Nickerson, Coach Tim Timpson. 



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BOYS 
BASKETBALL 



When the season started there 
were many questions to be an- 
swered. With returning players such as 
Senior Tri-Captains Brendan Trombly, 
Jeff Fontaine, and Steve Robare, and 
with Junior players Adam Ketschek and 
Andy Kumming the team had a solid 
foundation. With tremendous talent 
from underclassmen Rich Grono, 
Shawn Bloom, Alfonso Ferrentino, 
Charlie Kace, Jeff Moore, and Roger 
Napolitan the team had tremendous po- 
tential. In tough early games against 
city powerhouses Commerce and Hol- 



yoke the Falcons showed talent and 
heart only losing to these teams by a 
combined 30 points. We went on to 
beat strong teams from Cathedral and 
Chicopee, for the first time in many 
years. We did suffer two heartbreaking 
losses to arch-rival Ludlow, falling short 
by only 5 points in the two games. But 
we met all tests and qualified for the 
Western Mass. Division 1 Basketball 
Tournament. When the Yearbook final 
deadline came the Minnechaug Varsity 
Boys were seeded 10th in Division I 
with a 12-8 record. 




VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM Front Row: Adam Ketschek, Brendan 

Trombly ,Jeff Fontaine, Steve Robare.Jeff Moore. Back Row: Beth 

Lovell(manager),Karima Morsi(manager),Doug Moss.Charlie Kace.Andy 

Kumming, Roger Napolitan, Shawn Bloom, Rich Grono.Alfonso 

Ferrentino, Coach Robert Crawford. 




(Top) Jeff Fontaine shooting the jumper. 



Andy Kumming driving to the hoop. 



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Greg Fontaine with the finger rol 



Kevin Smith going to the hoop! 



Roger Napolitan up for 
two again. 




BOYS JV BASKETBALL TEAM Front Row: Bryan 

Wallace, Scott Thomson, Greg Fontaine, Mike McCloskey. 

Back Row: Coach Douglas Frazier, Glenn Mills, Steve 

Grindle.Jeff Moss, Nate Theurer.Mark Howland, Kevin 

Smith. 



BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL Front Row: Coach 

Mooney.Tom Moore, Nick Villamaino, Dennis Alves.Andy 

Wall, Jon Chapdelaine. Back Row: Mario Sotolotto.Tim 

Selim.Tim McLaren, Mike Walker.Andrew Clark, Garett 

Trombly.Tom Fawcett,Matt Wrisley. 



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GIRLS 
BASKETBALL 



Expectations were high for the 95- 
96 Minnechaug Girls Varsity Bas- 
ketball Team. The foundation had been 
laid for what seemed like years to 
come! Led by captains Kim Kisner and 
Jillian Danker the team had very high 
pre-season expectations to live up to. 
Playing in a division with powerhouse 
West Springfield and a tough independ- 
ent schedule the team had to prove it's 
worth early in the season, suffering 
heartbreaking losses to Agawam and 
West Springfield. In an unbelievable 
sign of things to come, Jillian Danker 
scored a school record 49 points in a 1 
point loss to West Springfield. Jillian is 
already considered a prime college 



basketball prospect. Supported by Sen- 
ior standouts Kerri Streeter and Patricia 
Guiggey, along with talented Juniors 
Brigid O'Brien and Katheleen Pesso- 
lano, strong playing Sophomores 
Christina Girotti and Sara Gravelin, and 
with promising Freshmen Karisa Welz 
and Mary-Kate Allen the team qualified 
for the Division One Tournament. With 
only three players leaving at graduation 
the team has an incredible future ahead 
of them led by Coach Dave Yelle (who is 
also making quite a name for himself 
with his local cable sports talkshow!). At 
press time the Varsity Girls had a 15-5 
record and were seeded 3rd in Division 
I. 




VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 

Front Row: Kim Kisner.Jillian Danker.Kerri Streeter. Back Row: Coach 

Yelle.Brenna Leahey(manager), Kathleen Pessolano, Brigid O'Brien.Sue Roth.Sara 

Gravelin, Christina Girotti, Patricia Guiggey,Karisa Welz,Mary-Kate Allen.Coach 

Kowalski. 





(Top) Kathleen Pessolano driving to the 
basket. 



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Jillian Danker reaching for posses- 
sion. 



Jessica Hannington shooting the 
ball. 



Katherine Weiner receiv- 
ing a pass 




GIRLS JV BASKETBALL TEAM 

Front Row: Katie O'Brien, Kari Pabis, Katherine 

Weiner.Jessica Hannington. Back Row: Kerry 

Loper.Kerri Kennedy.Catherine Murray, Raegan 

Kijewski.Candace Driscoll, Emily Vella.Cathryn Musiak. 



GIRLS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM 

Front Row: Megan lannitelli.Jolette Germain, Lindsay 

Dion.Carisa Cowles.Kristie Aslin. Back Row: Ashley 

Giombetti, Melissa Laferriere, Sarah Pearson, Carolyn 

Broderick, Becky Budynkiewicz, Danielle Stokowski, Sarah 

Lamoureux, Coach Trimmer. 



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STUDENT COUNCIL 

Front Row: Beth Fitzgerald.Amy 

Paolone.Elizabeth Harris, Diana 

Gravelin.Brenna Leahey.Allison 

Hsiao.Michal Germain.Christine Godleski. 

Second Row: Sona Rao, Heather 

Smead, Katie Noble.Katie Houle, Katie 

Lucarelle.Jeff Lash, Mr. Petzold.Sam 

Rao.Sara Navab.Jeremy Little.Teresa 

Campbell, Krystyna Davenport, Lindsay 

Nickerson.Sue Moon, Elaine Kwong. Third 

Row: Brian Donovan, Mario Koziol.Dave 

Chabot.Jill Danker.Nate Theurer.Eric 
Imler.Brie Basch, Rachel Skiba, Brewster 

Renn.Sara Gravelin.Kim Kisner.Ed 

Polchlopek.Kathleen Pessolano, Carlos 

Elguero.Mike Burr.Jaime Bliss, Karen 

Briggs, Lesley Kingsbury.Jessie Smith. 



STUDENT COUUNCIL 
OFFICERS 

Sam Rao.Sara Navab.Kate 

Lucarelle.Jeff Lash.Jeremy Little, Mr. 

Petzold 



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GOVERNMENT DAY 
REPRESENTATIVES 

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Sam Rao turns on the Semi-Formal Carrying the banner in the 1 995 Peach Festival 
"Water-Works". Parade. 




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Council Marchers. 

Katie Lucarelle in- 
specting the "semi- 
folliage". 

(Above Left) Rolling 
out the red carpet. 



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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 

Front Row:Jenn Cho.Anne Matheison, Elaine 

Kwong.Kerri Denucci.Kate Weiner.Dave 

Hitchcock.Jeff Lash. Second Row: Moira 

Fitzgerald, Liz Harris, Diana Gravelin.Brenna 

Leahy.Cassie Graham.Jamie Bliss, Sara 

Derosier.Jessie Smith. Third Row: Kate 

Lucarelle, Sarah Kowalski.Pete Wall.Jeff 

Moore, Kristine Fazio.Beth Fitzgerald, Matt 

McDonald, Mike Burr.Jeff Chu.Karen 

Cortese, Susan Moon, Nicole Martineau.Dan 

Boucher.Andrew Butler. Fourth Row: Chris 

Dzialo.Brie Basch, Rachel Skiba,Andrea Guilbalt. 

Back Row: Jenn Beacom.Ryan Wyzik.Lori 

Ziencina, Jason Kemp.Jim Willette.Kate 

Petrucelli.Anthony Schneider.Allison Hsiao, Mike 

Shea.Kathleen Pessolano, Steve Neuroth.John 

Greeley, Sam Rao, Amy Paolone.Brian 

Butterfield, Frank Turcotte.Amy Dolan.Lisa 

Nelson, Dave Merritt. 



KEY CLUB 

Front Row: Kurt Sears, Matt Greeley.Tim 

Selim,Tina Beamuier.Sam Rao, Emily Le.Ali 

Vahadji. Second Row: Candace Gilday.Paul 

Lizak.Chelsea Crane, Lori Ziencina, Mario 

Koziol.Kate Weiner.Meredyth 
Thomas, Lauren Cortese.Alex Lyton.Sona 

Rao.Catherine Murray.June 

Navab.Chirstine Giminiani, Debbie Renihan. 

Third Row: Lavreen Reevy.Jenn 

Gagnon.Vicki Kotsikopoulos, Brian 

Riley.Ryan Wyzik.Mike Cerasa.Janie 

Lizak.Kerri Denucci, Christina 

Nordstrom, Leah Corsetti.Barbra 

Sullivan.Kerri Kennedy.Mike Murphy.Matt 

McDonald. Fourth Row: Ry Bruscoe.Erin 

Fitzgerald, Emily Villa.Emily Taeger.Brie 

Basch, Michal Germain, Krystyna 

Davenport, Karen Briggs, Christopher 

Marlatt.Cassie Graham, Cherilyn 

Pratte.Julia Le.Amy Dolan.Kim 

Kisner.Stephanie Wissig.Jen Dzialo. 



STUDENT HOSTS and HOSTESSES 

Front Row: Michelle Kogut.Christine 

Giminiani, Jack Aslin.Erik Wilk,Nicole 

Lalonde.Matt Turgeon. Second Row: Victoria 

Newman, Kristi Schoolcraft.Corey White, Patti 

begin, Julie Samble, Angela Creanza.Meagan 

Moynihan. Back Row: Amy Deliefde, Katie 

Marvici.Alyssa Hudson.Joy Benedix.Dan 

Jones, Jim Boyer.Erica Bisson, Mrs. Maiwald. 



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Cassie, Jenn, Lori, 
Mr.Butler, Andrea, Matt at 
NHS Conference. 

Lori, Andrea, Cassie, and 
Jenn at NHS Conference. 

Matt McDonald catches 
up on sleep while flying to 
Conference. 




COMPUTER CLUB Front Row: Chris Condon, 
Ann Mathesen, Mrs. Ligarski, Elaine Kwong. 
Back Row: Shane Vermette, Zack Rockwell, Jeff 
Chu, Moira Fitgerald, Lisa Nelson. 



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, Students for 
the Ethica 
Treatment of Animals, is a new 
group at M.R.H.S. that is al- 
ready making waves! Here we 
see several members of the 
group led by founding member 
Cordelia Vahadji and Club Ad- 
visor Mr. Shaw. This organiza- 
tion of concerned students is 
working to alert students to the 
part we play in animal abuse 
related to product testing, and 
introduce us to the concepts of 
vegetarianism. 




SETA 

Front Row: Cordelia Vahadji, Sara 

Rauch, Melody Rivera, Myra Peyton. 

Back Row: Nicole Martineau, Rachel 

Weston, Angela Creanza, Mr. Shaw, 

Albert Lo. 



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ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB 

Front Row: Becky Bednarz.Dan 

Jones, Sarah Kowalski, Christine 

Giminiani.Kyle Kowalski, Katie 

Thornton, Back Row: Lori 

Ziencina, Mrs. Noble, Tricia 

Melikian, George Billings, Scott 

LeFavor.Kristen Hinkley.Seth 

Smith, June Navab.Mike Kostek. 



FBLA 

(Future Business Leaders of America) 

Front Row: Mrs.Guziec.Rob 

Courtney.Sara Martin, Nicole 

Martineau, Stephen Phol, Brian 

Zamboni.Mrs.Jeserski. Back Row: 

Scott Dynak.Katherine Thornton, Beth 

Przyblowicz.Jon Knight, Christina 

Barnes, Kristina Saunders. 



THOTS 

(Teens Helping Other Teens Survive) 

Front Row: Sarah Hebert.Josh 

Keeney.Michal Germain, Emily 

Taeger,Cassie Graham, Peter 

Axtmann.Tina Beaumier. Middle Row: 

Heather Smead.Beth Fitzgerald. Back 

Row: Moira Winsek, Sarah 

Bartlett, Karen Briggs, Megan 

Haggarty.Leah Corsetti, Deborah 

Rennihan, Christina Nordstrom, Erin 

Fitzgerald, Jeff Smith. 



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EMERALDS Magazine 

Front Row: Kristi Schoolcraft.Stacy 

Broadbent.Ms. Latino.Dan 

Brewer.Elaine Kwong, Shane Vermette. 

Back Row: Jason Kemp.Shaun 

Flaherty.Trisha Melikian.Malissa 

Cunningham, Dan Jones, Kerri 

Denucci.Michal Germain. 




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SMOKE SIGNAL 

(The School Newspaper) 

Bottom Row: Jim Willette.Angela 

Creanza.Brendan Noonan, Christina 

Barnes, Michelle Kogut.Mr. 

Bemstein.Victoria Newman.Christine 

Giminiani.Sara Rauch, Katie Noble, Dan 

Jones.Julie Samble. Second Row: 

Elaine Kwong, Eric Wilk.Eric Imler.Jeff 

Lash, Katie Lucarelle.Judith Zaft- 

Weissman.Lisa Basile.Deidre 

Ashe, Leah Corsetti, Susan 

Mendrala, Chris Dzialo.Mike Burr.Phil 

Provost. 



PHOTO CLUB 

Front Row: Malissa 
Cunningham, Bridget Murray, Katie 
Noble, Danielle Desmaris. Second 

Row:: Allison Coughlin.Mike 

Murphy, Shawn Flaherty.Richard 

Duboise.Mr. Shaw.Rance Brown. Back 

Row: Sarah Kowalski.Jason 

Kemp, Dan Jones. 



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FALCON YEARBOOK (The 

Class) Front Row: Carla 

Fernandes.Deidre Ashe. Second 

Row: Dan Shlosser.Kris 

Bready, Steve Robare, Albert 

Shlosser. Third Row: Mr. 

Scott, Dan Fratini, Cathy 

Ferrentino.Erin Hiersche.Jen 

Amsden.Mrs. Tousignant. Back 

Row: Joe Bluteau, Craig 

Nakashian, Andrew Peck, Tory 

Rubner. 



FALCON YEARBOOK STAFF 

(The Independent Operatives) 

Front Row: Katherine 

Thornton, Emily Taeger.Dan 

Jones, Myra Peyton. Back Row: 

Cordelia Vahadji, Nicole 

Martineau.Mr. Scott.Christine 

Godleski.Michal Germain, Mrs. 

Tousignant, Camilla Yuen, Jane 

Wong. 



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MATHELETES 

Back Row: Cory Lagunowich, Brian 

Butterfeild.Jeff Chu.Matt McDonald. Front Row: 

Dave Merritt.John Snavely.Elaine Kwong, Shane 

Vermette. 



SCIENCE OLYMPIAD 

Front Row: Shane Vermette, Elaine 

Kwong, Stephanie Rizzolo.Cory 

Lagunowich.Aimee Larose.Jason Kemp, Stacy 

Broadbent.Beth Vickers.Myra Peyton.John 

Snavely.Jeff Donnely.Mike Mudawar, Jessica 

Bissonette. Back Row: Jessica Drozdowski.Joy 

Benedix. 



AS SCHOOLS MATCH WITS 

Aaron Platanitis.Kate Petrucelli.Sam Rao, Matt 
McDonald. 



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MODEL UN 

Front Row: Roger Napolitan.Andy 

Kumming.Tina Beaumier.C ad 

Rocheford.Matt McDonald.Sam 

Rao.Jenn Beacom.Kerri 

Denucci.Michal Germain, Brie 

Basch, Rachel Skiba.Mrs. Shea. 

Second Row: Krystyna Davenport.Jon 

Greeley. Third Row: Cory 

Lagunowich.Krysten Hinkley.Cherilyn 

Pratte.Mike Burr.Victor 

Henney.Courtney Loper.Craig 

Nakashian.Amy Dolan.Hans 

Mentzen.Jim Willette.Eric Imler.Malissa 

Cunningham.Andrea Guilbalt.Christine 

Godleski, Chris Dzialo.Jeff Smith. 



MODEL CONGRESS 

Front Row:John Snavely.Sam Rao. 

Second Row: Ms. Brewer.Amy 

Dolan.Seth Smith.Anthony Bongiorni. 

Third Row: Emily Le.Matt 

McDonald, Cassie Graham.Victoria 

Newman. 



MOCK LAW 

Front Row: Jeff Donnelly, Chris Dzialo. 

Second Row: Ms. Brewer.Mike 

Burr.Eric Wages.Jeremy Little, Peter 

Burch. Third Row: Judith Zaft- 

Weissman.Matt McDonald, Cassie 

Graham, Kate Petrucelli. 



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SOCIETE HONORAIRE DE FRANCAIS 

Front Row: Ms. Moran, Diana 

Gravelin.Jeff Lash. Second Row: Kate 

Petrucelli.Amy Paolone.Anne 

Mathisen. 



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Front Row: Jane Wong, Camilla Yuen. 

Second Row: Cassie Graham, Kim 

Kisner.Amy Dolan.Seth Smith, Jaime 

Bliss. Third Row: Hans Mentzen.Jim 

Willette, Megan Haggerty,Sam Rao, Jeff 

Lash, Matt McDonald. 



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SAILING CLUB MEMBERS Brian But- 
terfield, Brian Donovan, Ann Mathisen, 
Ben Wallace, and Advisor Mr. Petzold. 



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MARTIAL ARTS CLUB 

Front Row: Shane Vermette Middle 

Row: Jim Willette.Hans Mentzen Back 

Row: David Lee, Albert Lo.Eric Pori.Jeff 

Donnelly, William May. 



LIBRARY AIDES 

Front Row: Vipal Patel, Justin Bourget.Quan 
Pham. Middle Row: Sean Coughlin, Camilla 
Yuen, Jane Wong, John Murphy. Back Row: 
David Lee.Moira Fitzgerald, Mrs. Kisner.Dan 
Jones. 




HAM RADIO CLUB 

Phil Provost, Jeff Donnelly, Nate Merritt.Erik 
Pori.Mr. Kibbe 



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WIND ENSEMBLE Front Row: Heidi Allen, Karen Allbee.Anne Santoro.Janie Lizak.June Navab.Christine 

Terriaca.Chelsea Crane, Carla Patullo.Sara Kowalski, Rachel Skiba. Second Row: Lisa Basile.Melinda 

Gorski, Jessica Smith, Emily Binns, Stephanie Pelouze.Jen Cho.Kiley Nelson, Sarah Desrosiers, Sandy Ziobro, Elaine 

Kwong.Sara Navab. Third Row: Ms.Reidy.Jeff Chu.John Chu.Andy Sears, Dan Boucher.Pat Ascolese.Jeff 

Lash, Steven Sobey.Rance Brown.Justin Crane, Bill Falzone.Dan Spedding. Back Row: Mike Leary, Brian 

Arcese.Erik Young, Erik Wages, Ed Polchlopek, George Billings.Andrew Moody .Anthony Schneider.Peter Wall, Rob 

Thibodeau.Jeff Disa.Jim Willette, David Kowalczyk. 




CONCERT BAND First Row: Ms.Reidy.Sarah Burton, Barbara Sullivan, Laureen Reavey.Emily Le.Katie 
Arcese.Kristie Aslin, Emily Osborne. Second Row: Rene Cuadra.Jim Sears.Ashely Cowles, Karen Churchill, Debbie 

Johnson, Amanda Kirchhoffer.Katie Harper.Sarah Peason.Andrew Wall.Justin Eckhoff. Third Row: Stuart 

Boissonault, Andrew Villamaino, Megan lannitelli.April Verrier.Lauren Dernavich.Carly Ervin.Alina Samuels.Jenny 

Dzialo.Rachel Weston, Paul Lizak. Fourth Row: Steve Kelly.Brewster Fitzgerald, Eric Dyke.Brian Piecuch, Robert 

Schmidt.Martin Wesolwski.Rich Duboise.John Getchell, Peter McAlpine.Adam Smedberg. 



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JAZZ ENSEMBLE Front Row: Emily Le, Rachel Skiba, Jeff Lash, Phil Provost. Second Row: Brian Tichacek, Ed 
Polchlopek, Scott Johnson, Peter McAlpine, Pat Ascolese, Carla Patullo. Third Row: Anne Santoro, Dan Vitek, 
Mike Leary, Brian Arcese, Steve Kelly, Andrew Sears, David Kowalczyk, Ms. Reidy. Back Row: Jim Sears, Rob 
Thibodeau, Andy Moody, Eric Wages, Anthony Schneider, Jemery Foster, Jeff Disa, James Wilette, Peter Wall, 

Rene Cuadra, Andy Wall. 



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CONCERT CHOIR Front Row: Christina Reed.Patti Begin.Terry Moriarty.Katora Whitfield.Stephanie Wissig, Erica 
Baxter, Rachele Aucella.Denise Phfol, Marsha Brennan.Cory Belluci.Shykira Cicero. Second Row: Amanda 
Hall, Sara Lamoureux, Sarah Martin, Kristina Saunders.Andrew MacDonald, Edward Leung, Greg Raffa.Beth 
Vickers.Carla Patullo, Kelly Overton, Melissa King. Third Row: Katie Noble, Meredyth Thomas, Judith Zaft- 
Weissman.Tiffany Quist.Anthony Schneider, Nate Maritt.Dave Merritt.Amy Larose.Tara Dionne, Catherine 
Murray.Candace Gilday. Back Row: Christina Barnes, Kirsten Caster.Aaron Manning, Cate Petruccelli, Nathan 
Schneider.Kent Kristof.Eric Wages, Dan Tousignant.Liz Spedding, Katie Corbett, Katie Lane.Kristen Ray. 




TREBLE CHOIR Bottom Row: Katie Marvici, Emily Carbone, Debbie Hill, Maura Talmadge.Becky Bready.Sarah 

Drury, Haley Brown.Tracey Cyranowski, Second Row: Melanie Bliss.Jen Heyman.Kaitlan Gentile.Jenna 

Scibelli.Jessica Hebert.Becky Knecht.Sarah Alosio, Bridget Murray.Carisa Cowles.Jenn Deforest, Victoria Newman. 

Last Row: Amy Deliefde.Alyssa Hudson.Ashley Campbell, Carolyn Broderick.Mireya Santoyo, Danielle 

Desmaris.Kari Pabis.Nichole Santos, Kelly Ann Gray.Susanne Mallet. 



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MADRIGAL SINGERS 

Front Row: Lindsay Nickerson, 

Malissa Cunningham, Rachel 

Skiba. Middle Row: Michelle 

Laflamme, Karen Pincince, Jen 

Knecht, Marilee Schroeder. 

Back Row: Ed Leung, Nate 

Schneider, Eric Wages, 

Anthony Schneider, Nate 

Merritt, Dave Merritt. 



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On Friday, November 17,1995, crowds of 
students gathered in the Minnechaug 
auditorium to watch the One-Act Play con- 
test. With much new talent and also with the 
experience of One-Act veterans.it was once 
again a success. Midsummer Night's Dream 
won the most awards, taking "Best Play." 
Seniors Krystyna Davenport and Elena 
Szafarowicz were given "Best Directors." 
Juniors Kelly Overton and Tim McDonald 
were awarded "Best Actress" and "Best Ac- 
tor." Senior George Billings was given "Best 
Supporting Actor" for his performance. The 
Breaking of Bread captured the award for 
"Best Special Effects." Junior Chris Dzialo 
directed this play with only two actors, and 
sophomore Jeff Smith received honorable 
mention. "Best Set Design" went to the play, 
Almost the Bride of Dracula . It was directed 
by sophomores Jessica Bissonette and 
Adam Consolmagno. Junior Malissa Cun- 
ningham was given "Best Supporting Ac- 
tress" for her two roles, and classmate 
Michelle Reed took an honorable mention. 




(Above left) "Reb" (Jeff 
Smith) and "Yankee" (Scott 
Lefavor). 



(Above) One of Dracula's 
(Steve Neuroth) loves, 
Bridget Murray. 



Krysten Hinkley looks 
longingly at her love, the 
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Cast of Midsummer Night's 

Dream - Bottom: Kelly Overton, 
Krystyna Davenport, Elena 
Szafarowicz. Back: Danielle 
Desmaris, Justin Crane, Judith 
Zaft-Weissman, George Billings, 
Lindsay Nickerson, Mike Leary, 
Rachel Skiba, Krysten Hinkley, 
Christine Godleski, Tim 
McDonald. 



Cast of The Brea king of Bread 

— Chris Dzialo, Jenny Dzialo, 
Scott Lefavor, and Mike Reed. 



Cast of 
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Michelle Reed, Steve 
Neuroth, Bridget Murray, Adam 
Consolmagno, Malissa Cunning- 
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Top) "The Breaking of Bread" wins Best Special 
Effects Award. 

Middle) One Act Advisor Mr. Bernstein presents 
<elly Overton with the Best Actress Award. 

(Bottom) Mr. Bernstein presents the awards for 
Best Direction and Best Play to Co-Directors 
Elana Szafarowicz and Krystyna Davenport. 



The Technical Crew — Jenny 
Dzialo, Mike Reed, Jeff Donnelly, 
Steve Potvin, Eric Wages, Nate 
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Year after year, again and again, we're about to use a 
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year, we're not only going to print these "unprintables", the 
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One busy winter afternoon 
found us not knowing which 
way to turn the FALCON Year- 
book cameras! Just as Mr. Tipaldi 
was introducing Jazz Artists 
Fruteland Jackson and Keb'Mo', a 
truckload of grapefruit and or- 
anges hauled in from Florida for 
the annual Band Fruit Sale arrived 
in the next hallway. As you can 
see the auditorium was hosting a 
good crowd of jazz lovers with 
only a layer of cinderblocks to 
separate them from the industri- 
ous members of the MRHS Band 
who were furiously hauling, in- 
specting, and repacking a truck- 
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A Few Yearbook 
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With last year's presentation 
of "A Christmas Carol" un- 
der their belts the Classic Drama 
Classes, now taught by Dr. Heiney 
and Ms. Sacon, are tackling two 
shows this year. In the fall season 
they staged "Alice in Wonder- 
land" and at yearbook press time, 
as the surrounding photos show, 
they were working on "Romeo 
and Juliet". Learning the lines, 
building sets, and all with only 
about 40 minutes a day! Bravo! 
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them! We offered a 

$Reward$! 
'Topher Marlatt brought 
these photos in to collect 
the $50.00 prize! We want 
to know if he was being 
paid to shovel the walk, 
too! 



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The 1996 

FALCON 

Thanks You 

All! 




Dear Susan, 

"The Lord will teach you the way you should go. He will 

watch over you. " 

Psalm 32:8 

Love, 

Mom, Dad, Peter 




Yearbook Staff takes both pride 

and joy each year as we work on 

the "Senior Messages". Every 

word and photo is a "gem" but we 

would like to single out for your 

attention our choices for the 1995- 

96 Unofficial"Cute-As-A-Button" 

Awards. 




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Cassie, 

May all your dreams come true! 

Love, 
Mom, Dad, & Dana 




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CONGRATULATIONS SAMIR !!! 

Reach for your dreams and be all you can be. We love 
you and are very proud of you. 

Love, 
Mom, Dad, & Sona 






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"To Our Angel" 
Robert J. Person 

In 17 years you touched so many lives! 

You brought a special joy to our 

family, and to many who knew you. 

We loved those beautiful blue eyes, 

that engaging smile, and all the unique 

qualities that were "Rob". Inspire us 

from beyond where eagles soar, and 

remember our love forever. 

Mom, Dad, Becki & Greg 

"To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind 

Is Not To Die" 






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413-596-9922 




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Supports the 
FALCON Yearbook 



(Advisor's Note: They also print the hall 

passes, tickets, programs, posters, t-shirts, 

handbooks and course directories you see 

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We are proud of you! 

Grandma, Nikki, Bob, 

Carolyn & Kids 




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Congratulations Charlie 

We love you. 
Mom & Gina 





Mike, You bring joy and laughter into 

our home. Congratulations and good 

luck. 

Love, 

Mom, Dad, & Jen 




Wilbraham — Hampden Rotary 

Congratulates 

the 
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Stephen, Walter, Scott, Jim, Jack, 
Holly, Jen, and Christine. 

I love you all and good luck. 

Mom M. 



Meagan, 

I'm so proud of you. I know you will 

fulfill all your dreams and will be 

successful in the avenues you travel. 

We love you. 

Mom & Lindsay 




To our girl who dances with thunder . . . 

Continue on your path and you will 

always succeed. 

We love you, 

Mom,Dad,Laura, & Sara 




Carolyn, 

You'll always be our Homecoming 

Queen! 

Love, 

Mom, Dad, & Maureen 



WILBRAHAM DELI 

Wilbraham Shops 

Boston Road 

Wilbraham, Mass. 

01095 

(413) 599-1200 



Congratulations Keith! 

We are proud of you. 

Love, 
Mom & Dad 



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"That which will never come again is 

what makes life so sweet. " 

Happiness and Success to our special 

Ninnie. 

Love, 

Dad,Mom,Mimmie 

& Chichumbuggy 




You're sugar and spice. You're 

everything nice & you'll always be our 

little girl. We love you Stacey. 

Love, 

Daddy,Mom,Sam,Jon, & Shelley 











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Congratulations Emily 

An angel at seven, a beautiful, talented, 

young lady at seventeen. Wonderful 

opportunities await. Pursue them. They 

are yours. 

Love, 

Mom, Dad, & Ethan 





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Congratulations Diana Kay, Always 

follow your dreams. Whatever 

endeavors you pursue will make us 

proud. We'll always be there for you. 

Love, 

Mom, Dad, & Alex 





Mr. John's Hairstyles 

John & Lynn 

The Wilbraham Shops 

2341 Boston Road 

Wilbraham, Mass. 

(413)596-8144 





Sarah, "You have brains in your head. 

You have feet in your shoes. You can 

steer yourself any direction you choose. 

Oh, the places you'll go." 

Love, 

Mom & Caitlin 





Congratulations 

CLASS of 1996 

from the 

Wilbraham 

Insurance Agency 




"So many books, so little time. " 
Congratulations Kim and Lisa. 

Best wishes to our two fabulous 

"page-cousins". 

from the 

Wilbraham Public Library Staff 



To Jim, Hans & 
Friends, 

Congratulations! 
Let the memories 
of the past guide 
you to the future. 

The Willette 
Family 





Joshua — Your winning smile and 

positive attitude will take you wherever 

you want to go. Congratulations and 

Good luck! 

Love from, 

Mom.Dad, & Spence 



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"Have you been half asleep, 

and have you heard voices? I've 

heard them calling my name . . 

. I've heard it too many times 

to ignore it. It's something that 

I'm s'posed to be. Someday 

we'll find it, The Rainbow 

Connection; The lovers, the 

dreamers, and me. " 

We love you Megan! 

Mom & Dad 

(P. S. -Don't scratch your nose!) 




Marcie, 

You're a beautiful gift God gave us. 

We are so proud of you, today and 

always. 

Love, 

Mom,Dad,Scott, and Chantal 



Congratulations 



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Jenny — You have grown into a 

beautiful person. May you receive love 

and happiness in life that you have 

given so dearly to others. 

Nano 




Care Bear, some things never change! 

We are very proud of the wonderful 

person that you are. Keep reaching for 

the stars. 

Love, 

Mom,Dad, & Dan 




Kelly, You will be forever the apple of 

our eyes! The road ahead is long, so 

keep on trying, and never give up!! 

Love Always, 

Mom,Dad,Carrie, and John 



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Congratulations! 

We're really proud of you. 

We love you. 

Grandma & Grandpa 



Way To Go! 

Uncle Dan 

Aunt Ruth 

Nathan and Noelle 





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Congratulations Jamie! 

Its not been easy but you've 

done it. 

We love you and are proud of 

you. 

Grammie, Aunt Elaine, 
Timothy, Katie, Jonathan 



CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE ! 

You have climbed mountains others only see from a distance. 

I'm proud of you! 

Dad 



Congratulations 
Jamie! 

Aunt Laura 
Uncle Mike 



Congratulations 
Jamie 

We love you and 

we're so proud of 

you. 

Uncle Tim, Patti, 

Geoffrey and 

Daniel 




I knew you would 

make it. 

I love you. 

Kristie 



James Lance 
Congratulations 

We love you. 
Uncle Dan, Aunta, Andrew, Benjamin, David,Peter, Paul 

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Alright, call me a tomboy. Tomboys get 

medals. Tomboys win 

championships. Tomboys can fly. And 

Tomboys aren 't boys! 

Bowie, We're so proud of you. 

Love, Your Family 





Mike, 

This is your goal in life; no shirt, no 

shoes, no school. Now back to reality. 

We wish you happiness. 

Mom,Dad and Judi 




Congratulations & Good Luck 

Bobby & Bryan 

From your proud families, 

The Vallandingham's and The Huard's 



Way to Go 
Dan Shlosser & the 

FALCONS! 
Hope to see you at the 
NEST a.k.a. Springfield 

Civic Center! 




P.O. Box 3190 

Springfieid, MA011G1 

(413) 739-3344/(413) 739-3389 




Tim, 

Good luck in all your travels. We love 

you. 

Momjohn, and Kevin 




Amy- You're a shining star. We know 

you'll be successful in all you do. 

Congratulations and Good Luck. 

Lots of love, 

Mom,Dad, & Jeff 




Have fun, be good, and come home 

often! We love you and are very proud 

of you. 






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Congratulations Jim! 

From the moment you took your first 
steps, we knew you'd be going places. 

We're proud of you. 
Love, 

Mom,Dad, & Tricia 



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The Minnechaug Regional High School 

BOOSTER CLUB 

Congratulates 
THE CLASS of 1996 

Best Wishes for Continued Success and 
Good Fortune in the Future! 

OFFICERS for 1995-1996 

President: Sharon Flagg 

1st Vice-President: Wally Arcese 

2nd Vice-President: Roger Fontaine 

Recording Secretary: Anne Briggs 

Treasurer: Debbie Bottone 

Co-Treasurer: Bobbie Lee Nelson 

Directors: 

Judy Falzone 

Serge Martinez 

Lou Gondalski 

Paddy Overton 

Athletic Director: Ned Doyle 

Coach's Representative: Russ Mooney 



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CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES 

TO THE CLASS OF 1996 




'The future belongs to those who believe 
in the beauty of their dreams. " 

— Eleanor Roosevelt 



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INC. Insurance and Financial Services Agency 





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Dear Moira, 

Congratulations and good luck to you 

in college. We're proud of you and love 

you very much. 

Mom,Dad, and Erin 





Congratulations Chris on your many 

accomplishments. We love you very 

much. 

Dad, Mom, and John 



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Go for the Best, Go for . . . 




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Justin, you were always a "Super" 

Kid, and we know you'll be a 

"Super" man. Thank you for all the 

happiness, love, and pride you've 

given us. 

Much love, 
Dad,Mom, and Chelsea 











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Congratulations Kristine! 

We are so proud of you. Good Luck in 

everything you do and may all your 

dreams come true. 

Love, 
Mom,Dad, and Nick 






So many memories from the 

past, when you were just 

beginning to open yourself to 

life; so many memories now 

that you are so far away . . . 

Mom,Dad, and Alonso 



Best Wishes 

to 

The Class of '96 

from 
Dr. Edward R. McFarland 



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Congratulations Todd! 

May God bless you as you strive to 
make your dreams come into reality. 

With Love and Pride, 
M,D, Deena, and Posse 





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To Peanut, 




May life only smile on you and show 


you 


happines. 




With All my Heart I Love You. 




Mom 





Congratulations to Rick and Kevin Deyo! 

Best Wishes for many prosperous years 
and dreams fulfilled. 

Love, 
Sandy & Kevin O'Neil 




"Remember how I was funny? Tell 

them how I was funny!" 
Hope your life is full of laughter. 

Love, 
Stephanie 



Kudos Matt on your successes! 

Venisti, vidisti, vicisti. 

Love, 
Mom & Dad 



Congratulations Kerri! 

We're very proud of you! 

Love, 
Mom and Dad 



Good Job ROB ! 

Love, 
Mom, Kristen, & Brian 



Good Luck Brandi! 
We Love You. 

Mom, Dad, and Becky 



Congratulations Heather ! 
We're proud of you. 

Love, 
Mom and Dad 



Joe (DFR) 

We've always been proud of you. 

Love, 
Mom, Dad, & Nik 




Thanks For The Memories! 



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The sky's the limit when your heart is 

in it. We are so proud of who you are. 

Thanks for being you. 

Congratulations! 

Love, 

Mom,Dad,Jen, & Shelby 




Congratulations Aaron! 

You have traveled the distance, now 

there is more to go, but we know you 

will handle it like a pro. 

Love, 

Grandma, Mom,and Uncle John 



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Continue to dream, seeing paths only 

you can follow hills only you can climb. 

Go for it, Mac! 

So proud, 

Mom,Dad,Chris, & Jeffrey 




Princess: 

You're a step away from your future. 

Shoot for the Stars! 

Love, 

Mom,Dad, & Whitney 



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Anthony, 

It takes a special person to follow life's 

adventures, to set a course and boldly 

follow through. We are so proud of 

you! 

Love, Your Family 




"A person of words and not deeds is like 

a garden full of weeds. " 

Elizabeth — You're our beautiful flower 

garden! 

Love — Mom,Dad,John, & Edward 




Congratulations Sheila! 

May all your dreams come true. We are 

so proud of you. 

Love — Dad, Mom, & Judy 




Greetings from the CLASS OF 1975 — 20th Reunion — November 1995 /Hampden Country Club 




May all your dreams and wishes come 
true. 

Love, 
Mom, Dad, Ceci, Sergio, Mariel, and 

Liana 




We are so proud of you Baby! 
Congratulations Emily 

Love, 
Mom, Dad, and Adam 



















Jenn, 

"You want a second opinion . . .!!" 

We love you! 
Mum,Dad,Maria,Michelle, & SBK 





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FALCON 



he Staff and Advisors of the 1996 
FALCON leave you as we started . . . 
looking at these "legendary moments" 
with "unforgettable friends" at Min- 
nechaug. We hope that we have man- 
aged to chronicle a few of those mo- 
ments and include as many of you as we 
could in this print record. This has been a 
year filled with events and people, mo- 
ments of excellence and tragedy. 
Through it all this assemblage of brick 
and steel has given us a safe anchor to 
our lives, a place to learn and reflect, a 
community to become part of, so that 
we, may play our individual roles in the 
continuing legend" that has been, is, 
and will be Minnechaug! 





FALCON 
ART 

by 
Dan Duncan 




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